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  ABC    ABC7 News 500PM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    January 27, 2013
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set off flares and caught the ceiling on fire. the exits are jammed. the club became a death trap. there was so much smoke and fire, said one survivor, it was complete panic. hundreds were killed. most reportedly from asphyxiation. firefighters and ambulance crews did what they could, treating some of the more than 200 injured at the scene. others were taken to the hospital. by daylight, grief-stricken crowd gathered and a local gymnasium became a makeshift morgue as bodies were gathered for the heart wrenching process of identifying the dead. brazil's president tried to console her stricken nation in these times of sadness we are together, she said, and out of necessity we'll heal but do so remembering our sadness. this this deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. it's an eerie resemblance to this one in rhoads.
also stage effects involving fire were to blame, and a performance by the band great white started a blaze and a panic at a nightclub. when it was over, 100 people were dead in brazil, the national mourning has just begun. >> ama: berkeley firefighters kept a small fire from damaging anything other inside a local ymca. the fire started a at noon. a neighbor sprayed the flames with a garden hose. the building is used to train caregivers and today's fire won't affect the programs offered to children. the cause is under investigation. fire investigators are looking into a fire at a cupertino september -- cement plant. firefighters were able to put out the flames in two hours. no one was hurt. the fire damaged truck equipment
and tires. there's no word yet on what caused that industrial fire. >> fans gave a rousing sendoff to the 49ers this afternoon, and just about three hours the team will touch noun new orleans. next stop, super bowl. sew mass roman was in santa clara to see the team talk with dozens of fans. reporter: we now have a week for anticipation to build up. the 49 fans are already really fired up. dozen of excited 49er fans waited outside the team's training camp to see their team off to the super bowl. some have waited 18 years for them to win the big game. >> i'm like a kid witnessing to go to disneyland. this is an emotional ride for me. i'm been a niner fan since i was a child. >> we asked these season ticket holderser they're making the trip to new orleans. >> we're working on the details. >> what are the details?
>> momentum. it's going to take about $7,000. >> that's just one person's expenses. inside of the gates hoff the training camp, vernon davis is taking extra sneakers and colin kaepernick is keeping his head warm for the trip. they all seemed in a good mood. the team got a big cheer as their buses left the camp. at airport in san jose the team boredded the chart chartered 747. a few die hard fans waited to see them off. ai nia says she is a big niner fan. >> what kind of 49ers fan are you? >> colin kaepernick. >> that's it? >> yeah. >> her sister, alexa, was bit more emotional. >> i'm the biggest 49ers fan. that's why i'm here today. they're going to win the super bowl. >> even workers from the oakland airport posed for a photo and a cheer as the charter jet taxied off the airport fire department gave the team a water salute to
send them off. now, the 49ers are expected to land in new orleans a little after 8:00 our time and also expected to hold a news conference after their arrival. more on that at 11:00. live in santa clara, abc7 news. >> ama: this is from the nfl network. this is new orleans international airport. the team has arrived, and everyone is getting off the plane now. so the team has arrived in new orleans. getting geared up for the super bowl a lot going on this week. of course we always have you covered. i wish i could tell you i was coming off the plane, but maybe shu can tell you who they were. the 49ers are the and ready to take care of business, and a team from abc7 is getting ready to get to new orleans. shu is a former 49ers and will be wearing his super bowl ring.
they'll bring you the best coverage and we'll be beating behind the scene updates. in other news, man is in jail, charged with attempted murder in a shooting that injured an oakland police officer. daniel cook is accused of shooting an officer in the leg after trying trying -- trying to steal a bicycle. sky 7ht was over the scene. five men face charges in that case. both officers are expected to recover. we're learning new information about two unrelated shootings on the peninsula. both happened last night, within two hours and just blocks from one another in menlo park in east palo alto. in east palo alto a 19-year-old died after being shot self times. blocks away, shooting injured a
two-year-old boy and a 24-year-old mother as they were riding in a car. bother expected to survive. police say there was an altercation between people inside the victim's car and people inside another vehicle. a passenger in the second car fired at least ten rounds at the victims. no arrests have been made in either case. california senator dianne feinstein says her bill to ban assault weapons will have an uphill climb said a coalition of police, clergy and voters would push forward her bill over the joskses --ing ofs of the national rifle association. she says the nra came after her when she first proposed the assault weapons ban in 1990. >> the nra come after you, they put together large amounts of money to defeat you. they did this in '93 and intend to continue it. >> the nra disputes the characterization of the group, saying its power comes from, quote, more than four million
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>> parking control officers in san francisco are now issuing tickets for vehicles parked at spirit meters on sunday and they were busy out there today, handing out 70 two dollar tickets for $62 for spirit meters everywhere else. the rule went into effect three weeks ago but until today drivers got warnings. construction on california's high speed rail line is supposed into begin in the san joaquin valley in july but the state has yet to buy a single acre of land on the route. officials hope to begin making offers over the next several weeks. the "los angeles times" says a con sew luted process could cause land owners to delay the project. high-speed rail officials say it won't be easy but they can still acquire the property and begin the project on time. >> more 50 hikers had to be rescued in arizona after heavy rain flooded a canyon in bare --
bear canyon near tucson. some hikers were led -- rescuers used a technique that involved roping together hikers and flow addition devices to get them through high water. others were flown out by helicopter. the flash flood took even seasoned hikers by surprise. >> never got caught lick -- caught like this, nothing where i had to be rescued. >> authorities say the hikers might not have realized the rain can cause canyon flooding long an downpower -- downpour ends. >> who is going to win the super bowl? a california zoo thinks it has an orangutan that can pick the winner. this week, temperatures will be climbing. meteorologist leigh glaser well
let us know how warm. now here's a look at what is ahead on world news at 5:30. good evening. coming up tonight right here on world news, the massive nightclub fire. the death toll now well more than 200. the pictures from the scene. we'll have the latest reporting. the massive ice storm across much of the rest of the country. we'll show you where i it's going to hit. and then tonight if you use a credit card, the surcharge kicking in across 40 states. and some major retailers weigh in on this on world
bargain hunters got a jump start hoping to find a hidden treasure in oakland. the oakland museum of california hosted a preview sale for the white elephant sale. museum booster call it the biggest and best rummage sale. it raises over 18 million tuesday over the years for the museum. this year's public sale will be march 2nd and 3rd and will feature 100,000 square feet of items for sale. >> wouldn't be a superpole if an orang tan didn't try to pick the winner? what has become an annual tradition in fresno, each year, he is given a choice of boxes with super bowl team blankets inside. the 25-year-old new mom picks the 49ers blanket out of the box want it few seconds and didn't even bother opening the box with the ravens blankets
inside. but beware, her picks have been incorrect half of the time. i hope this is one of the halves we win. 49er fans are sending us photos. these fans are on the field. and this family proudly sports their teameers, even the dog is getting in on the 49ers fever. you can e-mail your fan photos to >> another nice day. but a little cooler than last week. leigh glaser has a look at the week ahead. >> leigh: exactly. today cool and breezy, a beautiful setting sun, as we look at over the bay here. let's turn to live doppler 7 hd with the clear sky. we're getting no returns right now. all is dry. those clouds sitting just off the coast. we have a little weekend pulse. we talk about it last night. moving down along the coast. and it did bring out a few light drops, mainly south of san jose, the higher terrain.
that has started to move out of here and has been a cool afternoon. san francisco 52, 55 in oakland, napa, 53. 54 in livermore, 51 in san jose, los gatos, 52. here's the forecast. get you through the work week. cold temperatures overnight. coastal clouds. another control, -- cool, breezy day monday, and then gradually begin to warm up tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and friday. here's a look at the lows tonight. close to the freezing mark. in the north bay. santa rosa, napa, 35. 45 for san francisco. 41, oakland. interior east bay, livermore, 31. a little bit of frost out there in the valleys. 39 palo alto, and we'll keep it clear with morgan hill, 34. here's the setup. we are keeping a close eye on this upper level low. it's sitting there and spinning, and this is going to keep the
cool air in our direction on monday. by tuesday high pressure will win out and that will set the stage for a dry and much warmer week ahead. by thursday and friday, temperatures around here will climb up 0 into the upper 60s, maybe even the 70s. something to look forward to 11:00 tonight, we'll keep it mostly clear, although that little impulse slides south, most of the moisture will stay near the coast. we may see a few clouds. otherwise by tomorrow afternoon, sun will be with us and that cool air mass will still be with us at well for at least one more day. temperaturewise, 59, napa, 56, san francisco. oakland, 59. interior east bay, antioch, 58. 55, livermore, 58 santa cruz. 58, gilroy. here's a look at the accuweather seven-day
forecast. tuesday, look for a sunny day. warming trend starts wednesday, thursday, and friday. check out those temperatures. near 70 by friday. mainly inland, and then on saturday, ground hog day, we'll have to see what old punxsutawney phil has to say about that. and of course, supersunday with the super bowl. go niners. >> shu you heard me call through the tv. >> mike: i did. becomes real when you land. now they realize they're in the super bowl. maybe it would be ground hog day, if he shows up, they win, if he doesn't, they lose. with football windings done that means baseball and spring training are around the corner. a's took advantage of the 49ers leaving town with their 49ers leaving town with their fanfest. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men
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>> mike: the a's held their fanfest at oracle irene that and what a difference a year makes. last year not many fans showed up but today the stands were packed. fans giving the employers the hero's welcome after an an amazing american league title run. there are some new faces this year, like nakajima out of japan, and chris young from arizona, and of course, the old faces that just look new, like josh reddick with the cave man beard. >> it was a deal we made to grow the best facial hair and hair
offseason, it's cold and that keeps my face warm. just a challenge. >> the australian open came to a close down under with the men's final. andy murray trying to ennovak djokovic's impressive run for the title. first set, djokovic will slip. still macs to get a racket on it. murray thinks he has an easy point. novak wins the second set, also in a tiebreaker. the first break of serve came in the third as novak takes advantage of murray's missed forehand. match point. after a short rally, murray finds the net and djokovic wins his sixth major title in four set, the first man to win three straight aussies in the modern era. he is jacked up and now ai top the rankings as number one. >> what a joy. incredible feeling winning this trophy oncemer, and definitely my favorite grand slam, my most
successful grand slam. i love this court. >> mike: after a fog delay -- not me -- but at the farmers insurance open at torrey pines, tiger woods came out blazing to take a four stroke win. he has one six times on this course. nick faldo has his own airline. air faldo. seats at a premium. tigers second shot. great distance and spin control. gets within a foot of the hole. 14 under, four stroke lead. brant snedeker won this event last year. he is in the hunt. putting from the fringe. 11-under. currently playing the fourth round -- they won't finish but thinks to this chip shot by wood, his ai top the leader were at 17 under. >> college hoops. cal men in boulder facing the buffaloes. game was ugly from the start. colorado up 34-18 at the half.
allen crabbe, just four points in the first. in the second, the bears never got close. booker had a career high 20 points. cal falls to 3-4, pac-12 play with a 10-point loss. >> coming up at 6:00, how did coach jim harbaugh get his team to relax? we'll take you back to bill walsh's method. don't miss it. >> the dirt on a meal that will so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
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>> coming up at 6:00, surveillance video of a crime in process. a new twist on an old tradition. why dogs are now taking up yoga. join us at 6:00. a french trained shop has come up with a new food concept some say is anything but appetizing. for $110 you can get a dirt plate. the so-called delicacy debuted in japan. the dirt is from have i lank ca and is tested for safety and purity and after the entree you can order ice cream for dessert. that does it for us. this is "world news." tonight the breaking news, the images now emerging after a deadly nightclub disaster. mothers and fathers now on the
scene, looking for their children. >> it's really like a war zone here. we have 232 besides -- bodies. >> authorities believe the band lighting flares sending the club up into flames. a first hand report from the scene. the massive ice storm on the move tonight, paralyzing drivers. with a dangerous mix tonight and into tomorrow morning's commute. sudden surcharge, the new credit card fees now allowed across 40 states tonight. another 4% charge on your purchases. we asked what's going on and what we heard from walmart tonight. will they charge the fee? and the bat cave. the basketball arena turned upside down by an unexpected player -- a bat. the coach hiding behind another. the 6'10" player ducking for cover, landing on the court.